Here in LC.com, mayo marks a month for us to start getting in shape so we feel our best when bedtime beside the pool or on the beach during summer arrives. And, with May being our wedding month here on the blog, the pursuit of fun and new ways to get in shape for the big day is a hot topic, to say the least. This summer, we will be starting a new and exciting series of training inputs with our favorite coach Dr. Hunter Vicente . Not only knows Hunter what he’s talking about when it comes to fitness, he is also a resident with experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, which means he knows how to correct our way, prevent injuries and keep our bodies moving around the right ways while exercising.
Therefore, to round out our Wedding bells month, today Hunter is here to share a workout that is perfect for bridesmaids- you all and brides- to-be out there. It is also ideal for those of you trying to get in the best shape of his life bikini. We can present to you: The whole body workout that will get you ready for anything in life. The name says it all! These movements are the basic enough for beginners, but incorporate all the muscles in your body, resulting in a routine Toning entire surface.
Read and follow along with us for a difficult and very effective exercise. We’ll hand it off to Hunter here!
8 body exercises to help prepare for anything in life
1. Inch Worms, 10x
Here’s a great warm-up exercise that focuses on stretching actively throughout the body and activation of the abdominal muscles. Start in a standing position and slowly walk your hands away from your feet until your hands behind your head. Then, keeping your legs straight, take small steps with the feet to walk into his hands. Try to walk as far as you can, keeping your legs straight. Try this 10 times and you will feel your body starts to heat up! tip: Keep feet flexed, not pointed, to get a good warm up the muscles of the calf. 10 repetitions.
2. Mini Band walks, 2x:
Whether you’re a professional athlete , weekend warrior, or exercise every day, activation of the hip muscles is essential to improve biomechanics and help minimize injuries. I like to start my workouts with a mini heating band, as it establishes a solid foundation for the rest of the exercises. There are many ways to incorporate small bands in your workouts, but try the mini-band side walks to start. Place the band around both his ankles, and stand tall with good posture. With legs straight, walk slowly sideways, opening wider than shoulder width apart legs. If you’re doing this right, you will feel your butt to burn! tip: Make sure your knees bend just above the ankles. Do not let that bend inward or want-the hip width. Trust me. 2 sets of straight legs, 2 side games, 2 games open legs.
3. Split Squat Bulgarian:
Here’s a great exercise for toning the quadriceps and buttocks while simultaneously incorporating balance and flexibility. Start by placing your back foot on a raised surface, if it is a park bench, workout bench or step up the box. Then bring the front leg forward so that you are standing in a balanced position “squatting division.” Drop your body towards the floor, trying to touch the knee back to the floor. Expert Tip : Be sure to keep the front knee behind your toe to protect your knee. 10-15 repetitions.
4. Squat Jumps:
If you want to be prepared for everything in life, you have to be willing to be a little dynamic. Plyometric exercises such as squat jumps, are definitely not easy, but very effective. Not only fast twitch muscle fibers are activated, they are also a great way to involve a lot of muscles, joints mobilize many, and keep your body in shape functionally. Not to mention, they will definitely get your heart rate going! 10-15 repetitions.
5. A single Roman arm Deadweight:
There are also many benefits have this exercise! It is an outlet to the classic exercise for any body workout. To start, balancing on one foot and hold a dumbbell in the opposite hand. The key is to keep your body as long and straight as possible. Keeping your balance leg almost straight, bend from the waist and try to lower your body until it is parallel to the ground. You should feel this in your hamstrings, buttocks and hips. This is a great exercise to promote strength over a wide range of motion. Warning: You feel pain after these! 10 to 12 repetitions.
6. Side Table:
This abdominal exercise is a classic in the list of full body exercises. It promotes the contraction of all layers of the abdominal muscles as well as excellent support for smaller stabilizing muscles of the spine. You not always have to make things complicated to get the most benefit from this exercise correctly you can get great results. Expert Tip : Make sure you are involved oblique pushing the hips up as you can. Keep on each side for 30-60 seconds.
7. push up dumbbell row:
This exercise is difficult and all-over toning goals in the best way possible. You’ll have to ask what muscle is working harder! Start by doing a push up with a dumbbell in hand. When you get back to the top of its upward thrust, which will pull the weight to your hips, turn your body so that you are on a side table, then press the weight up toward the ceiling. Bring the weight back to the floor, control, and go back into push up again. This complex exercise works all the major muscles in the upper body and requires great strength of the rotating base. If you want a solid workout, this is not one to get out of your routine. 8-10 repetitions on each side.
8. Stability Ball Planks pulse:
When it comes to developing core strength, sometimes the smallest movements can achieve the best results. Start in a standard table position with your forearms on the ball. tip: Always remember to activate your core and glutes, and keep your spine straight. Once here, away from the body elbows slowly extend about 6 inches, and then return to your starting position table. The technique is essential in this exercise. But these pulses plank pose a big hit! Your abs will thank me come bikini season. Repeat for 30-60 seconds.
Is this training sounds good or what? We feel stronger just read about it. It is recommended to repeat the above routine twice, ending with a sesh stretch the whole body. But it can be repeated in every time you want if you feel super strong! You can also go through all these movements only once if it is resolved on the fly.
How are you going to get in shape for the wedding season and a bikini?
Let us know if you get a chance in the comments below. We want to hear the full story: His favorite moves, their favorite moves lower, more painful muscles, and any advice you can find in the way. And excited for more training like this comes to LaurenConrad.com this summer.